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Oxford Castle & Prison

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Oxford Castle & Prison explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by one of our costumed characters, the rich history of the castle with a prison at its heart will be revealed to you. Climb St. George's Tower and take in the stunning views...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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46 Oxford Castle New Road | Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Alex was our guide, excelent one for sure! We loved it since the begining till the end! Defnitly an experience that we will never forget. Tks!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Catarina F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Myself and my mother came here on a Saturday morning and were the only people on the first tour of the day. Our guide was Rob and he was excellent - he told stories well, and was very personable and we had a great time...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Koffee741
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really enjoyed this tour, great guide Becca brought it to life. Afterwards had coffee and cake at the café, fabulous!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Oxford yesterday and decided to go on the Oxford Castle tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Shout out to Rob (I think that’s his name, sorry if not 🙈) our tour guide who is Italian but was absolutely brilliant and entertained two young boys...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Alison P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Oxford Castle & Prison (9/5/2019,)and what a fantastic experience! The whole historical site is beautifully kept, obviously a great deal of thought has been given to how the historical site is portrayed to the visitor. Whilst visiting the Castle site, I had the privilege...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Hermeticus
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the outskirts and not easy to find. There is not a lot to do here, except climb the hill. There is o much more to do in Oxford that I would not waste time on this location.More

Date of experience: May 2019
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RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning- We're sorry to hear that you found us hard to find. While guests are welcome to just climb our castle mound, there is also the option of taking a guided tour of our 1000 year old Saxon tower, 900 year old Norman crypts...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time with our guide Allister. Highly recommend! Loved his stories, really brought the history to life.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Sadie818
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Oxford Castle & Prison but went away feeling like we weren’t worth the effort. Throughout the entire visit the staff practically ignored us throughout. With the high entry prices, you would expect a certain level of service. We were greeted...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Eager123Traveller
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon We’re so sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit with us recently as we strive to provide all of our guests with a memorable and enjoyable visit and obviously you did not receive that. We have passed your feedback onto our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a tour with Robin who was brilliantly enthusiastic! The tour was interesting with briefs on the construction of the site, the historical use and some more modern anecdotes. Would definitely recommend for anyone who has an hour to spare.

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RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Charles, it's excellent to hear that Robin made such an excellent impression! Thank you so much for reviewing us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what a day saw the castle decided on the tour so glad we did, tour guide was an American! I'm like seriously we can't get an Englishman to tell us about an English Castle, he was good though. Tour includes a entrance ticket with...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steve, thanks so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much (our guides do the tower 6 times a day so probably not too far off what a mountain climb is like!) and found the...More

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AnnieMadge
April 29, 2019|
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Response from campfreddie1969 | Reviewed this property |
Very. There are ramps and lifts as you would expect for a Hotel of this quality.
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Sue W
March 14, 2019|
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Response from stevemQ91UQ | Reviewed this property |
Yep. malmaison com Book direct with them for best prices!
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February 11, 2019|
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Response from 984sallyr | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea but it may just ensure you get on the tour at a time preferable to you rather than take a chance
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